In Year 4 this term, we will be enjoying studying Treasure Island by Chris Tait. After studying the chapters, the children will be retelling, innovating and producing many pieces of writing based on the book.
During the afternoon sessions, the children will be developing their geographical knowledge and skills through the topic of Rivers. During these sessions, the children will use their atlas skills to locate different rivers around the world.
Year 4 will also develop their scientific skills through the topic of Changing States. Through experiments, the children will learn to classify solids, liquids and gases. Experiments will include melting chocolate, measuring the amount of carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks and many more exciting challenges. The children will increase their knowledge in this area and they will learn which careers are linked to this area of expertise.
Also, as part of our afternoon curriculum, our pupils will be excited to take part in dance and gymnastics in their PE sessions and will create their own 8 step routine to add to another learnt routine. They will also develop themselves through our PSHE topic of Dreams and Goals.
In Year 4 this term, we are reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame. The children will be studying the text and producing many pieces of writing based on the book.
During the afternoons, the children will be looking at the Ancient Greeks and thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Portal of the Past! During this day, the children took part in many Greek activities and learnt lots of facts about the Ancient Greeks. Within our topic work, we will look at the Olympics, food that the Ancient Greek would have eaten, Greek myths and many other interesting aspects of life in Ancient Greece.
The children are thoroughly enjoying reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and are producing some amazing writing about the text.
We are continue to learn about the Ancient Greeks. We have been studying Greek Gods and Goddesses and will shortly begin to read some Greek myths.
Year 4 loved dressing up and experiencing what it was like to be an Ancient Greek when Portals of the Past visited them recently!
Year 4 have created tablet screen savers to show people how to stay safe online